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MSNBC
Sep 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
. when it came last night in mitt romney's speech talking about the promises of obama back in 2009 as if he and the rest of the republicans tried their best to work with the president after the election. let's watch this one. >> four years ago, i know that many americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. that choice was not the choice of our party, but americans always come together after elections. we're a good and generous people. and we're united by so much more than what divides us. i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. but his promises gave way to disappointments and division. >> well, today in its lead editorial "the new york times" called the notion that republicans rallied behind obama, quote, an extraordinary reinvention of history. the truth, rarely heard this week in tampa, is that the republicans charted a course of denial and obstruction from the day obama was inaugurated, determined to deny him a second term by denying him any achievement no matter the cost to the economy or american security. that's som
FOX News
Sep 6, 2012 2:30am EDT
after i was president. and then, gave barack obama the inherited problem. i mean he really was really saying don't go back to the policies. >> fact checker will go through this thing. he got as megan mentioned pretty wonky on specifics when it came to welfare reform and the actions that have happened in recent weeks and also, in fighting deficit and debt. what republicans have said about that. >> and he had gotten into a lot of numbers i suspect fact check qler -- checkers will be busy with this speech. for a guy that didn't speak to president obama three months after the inauguration this was a warm speech and a spirited defense of the first obama term. and if you want to go back to one of bill clinton's most famous lines era of big government is over this, was sort of a second version of that. it could be the era of fake government was over, just kidding. it's not. it's a defense of big government and aggressive liberalism. waits defensive speech. he went back and answered challenges made by paul ryan, and by others in tampa last week. and it wasn't very forward looking. if you look
CNBC
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
obama care nationalized medicine. record gas prices? a record number of americans on food stamps, doubling in the past four years to 47 million. this comes as a debt clock goes above the $16 trillion dollar mark. and the worst josh, an worst economy record in the post war era, back to 1947. so go ahead and celebrate, democrats. but as my mentor ronald reagan used to say -- >> ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more orless unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? >> well, i don't think so. and i don't think the democrats should be celebrating. that's just my opinion. we will debate. and also, a comment reportedly by bill clinton has everyone buzzing. quote, a few years ago this guy, meaning president obama, would have been carrying our bags. quite a distasteful comment. but ed klein, author of "the amateur" is our special guest on the whole clinton speech and the convention. the market down $55, the ism manufacturing index fell below 50 for the
CNN
Sep 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
. the big buzz tonight, of course, was the first lady michelle obama. the democrats' not so secret weapon. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grand kids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. >> to break down michelle obama's speech, john king and gloria borger. apologizing for the heat in here. >> you've attracted quite a crowd. >> it's the sizzling energy bouncing off the place. i had the castro brothers who were very dynamic and very impressive i thought tonight. michelle obama i thought knocked it out of the park as you americans would say. gloria, what did you think? >> yeah. i thought she did. if you were sort of a couch potato democrat, you're sitting at home and not sure you really like the president anymore and you don't have the same passion for him, she was talking to you tonight. and she said to you, well, if people ca
PBS
Sep 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
convention. we begin with 2 authors written extensively about president obama and first lady jody cantor of the new york times and david march inis of the washington post. >> when barack obama became president, we 'might see that mellow michigan rhode island hawaiian quality. we've seen some of that for sheumplet he turned out to be the super competitive perfectist. the story wrote came out of years of hearing the stories the president grading everything, grading people. always wanting to be the best, even at small pursuits like bowling. there's a lot of advantage to this, the fact he worked so hard at everything that he wants to be the best is an admirable quality. that's part of what gave him the confidence to run for the president sivment yet there can also be a down side. >> he spent 10 years of his early life trying to figure himself out. all of the contradictions the world through at him. from the time he left hawaii at the age of 18 until the time he went to harvard law school at 28. very introspective. that period he did figure himself gave him the satisfied to get to the
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >> and tonight the man himself president obama makes his case to be the next two-term democrat. the acceptance speech moved indoors and it might get a little loud. good morning to you. welcome to "early start," we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> i'm john berman, live at the cnn grill in charlotte north carolina for the democratic national convention. zoraida, this was a tour deforce last night, bill clinton, big dog, showing he might be out of office but not out of tricks. he was part accomplish, part preacher, part lawyer with a comprehensive and exhaustive defense of president obama's record and on offense, making the case for four more years. this was all the more remarkable. remember, their relationship is complicated to say the least. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, this was long, 45 points. you got the sense of the people in the audience would have taken even more. >> 48 minutes and 30 seconds by the producers of this program's count. he went offscript as he does do it was bill clinton after all. they certainly did eat it up. it was aspaech th
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
president obama says it will take a few more years. a few more years for the u.s. to solve its economic problems. tonight he will tout his so-called promises kept over the past four years at the democratic national convention. a celebration of failure. that's what mitt romney called it. did he keep his promises -- obama that is. why should his contract be renewed as president clinton said last evening. speaking about president clinton and his fine speech last night, tonight we have to take a look at something he said last evening. take a listen. >> when times are tough and people are frustrated, angry, hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. unfortunately the faction that now dominates the republican party doesn't see it that way. they think government is always the enemy. they are always right and compromises weakness. >> it's good advice that the politics of cooperation are better than the politics of conflict. it has not happened under president obama in washington, d.c. whic
PBS
Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
position but the republicans have a advantage this time that goldwater didn't have. obama has a bad ee economy. we. >> charlie:we can included withra truth is this election is going to be can decided by the main stream, people dead center who believe in a right of center economic approach and leave us alone on social issues. they're closer to barack obama on social and closer to mitt romney on economic issues. so they' torn. >> there's a difference betweend actually said, i don't care. i will follow this on election da that's it. the problem is neither candidate is speaking to them in the way they want to be spoken to or talking to them, the words that they want to hear. >> charlie:march inas balances and tee i don't know and frank when we continue. >> funding provided by the following. >> charlie:additionalg provid bythat funders: >> charli captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. the special edition of charlie rose. >> this evening we continue our coverage of the democratic national convention from charlotte, north carolina.
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
afternoon president obama arrived in charlotte right in time for a star studded night. the marquee speaker tonight, former president bill clinton. the crowd will also hear from elizabeth warren running for the senate in massachusetts. the speakers have been passionate at this convention. throwing punch after punch at republicans and aggressively affirming the strength of the president's record. and it's been great to see. they talked about the auto bailout. >> the american auto industry is not just surviving. it's thriving. where mitt romney was willing to turn his back on akron, dayton, and toledo, ohio, the president said i've got your back. >> the president's record on women's issues. >> being a mother is no longer a liability. and being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. now, that's what change looks like. >> and we've heard the most sustained defense of the obama health care law and what it means to this country. >> this is the president who delivered the security of affordable health care to every single american in every corner of this country after 90 years of t
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
case to keep president obama in office. one headline summing up what a lot are saying about last night, the big dog shows how it's done. >> their number one priority was not to put america back to work. it was to put the president out of work. i hate to break it to you. but we're going to keep president obama on the job. >> this morning, we ask can clinton's magic put barack obama back in the white house? the price of politics. a new bob woodward bombshell alleging infighting. obama and boehner. one quote, it was increasingly clear that no one was running washington. >>> plus, the dnc up against mtv. the vmas are tonight. from the network that spearheaded the rock the vote campaign, are they shooting themselves in the foot here? >>> and next year begins now for the 32 nfl teams looking to take home the lombardi trophy. and what better way to kick off the nfl season than with one of the biggest rivalries, the cowboys and the giants. "newsroom" starts now. >>> and good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin in charlotte where democrats are se
RT
Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
presidency it is now the time for the democrats to reaffirm their faith in barack obama can obama reintroduce hope that his party's gathering and can he convince voters you're still the right guy for the job. please and you can. start. to cross out the u.s. election i'm joined by in new york he's an american television news commentator and satirist in washington we have john kerry he is the founder of the ferry group and in charlotte we crossed to adam green he is co-founder of the progressive change campaign committee all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect i mean if you can jump in any time when john if i go to you first does barack obama deserve another four years in office. no and i think that at this convention he's got to explain himself for having a failing presidency and largely having policies that not have not worked for the american people on employment above eight percent people kind of losing faith in their government and just kind of a sense of hopelessness i think that barack obama needs to be fired ok and what do you think about that obama should be fired we'
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 12:00am EDT
president barack obama after a long and electrifying nomination speech by the former president, bill clinton. >> he answered the attacks last week made in tampa, and plenty of attacks of his own. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this, we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. now, but they did it well, they looked good, they sounded good. they convinced me that they all love their families and their children, and were grateful they had been born in america. really, i'm not -- they did. and this is important. they convinced me they were honorable people who believed what they said. we just have to make sure the american people know what those commitments are. because in order to look like an acceptable reasonable moderate alternative to president obama, they just didn't say very much about the ideas they offered over the last two years. they couldn't. because they want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble i
FOX News
Sep 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> leland vittert live early tuesday in cairo. thank you. >> president obama is dealing not only with new violence aimed at diplomatic outposts but a growing debate about what part if any his policies have played in the up roar. chief white house correspondent ed henry has that part of the story on the cam pape trail tonight from columbus, ohio. >> even as president obama campaigns today in ohio, aides say he is getting regular briefing on violence spreading across the muslim world >> what happened this week underscores we face threats in the world. we can't just pull back. >> the top advisors continue to claim the attack that killed chris siebs and three other americans was not planned out and grew out of protest against anti-muslim film. >> the best information and best assessment we have today, in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. what happened initially this was a spontaneous reaction to what had transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> that was quickly contradicted by the interim president of libya who said he believes al-qaeda was involved around
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 11:35pm EDT
of the party, the democratic national convention kicks off as president obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little ile ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion rponse spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she spe
PBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
aren't being paid a dollar on the dollar. president obama, the first bill he signed was the lily ledbetter fair pay act to make sure women no longer are going to earn 78 cents on the dollar. it makes a difference because these economic issues fundamentally affect every american family and equal pay is fundamental for that. >> ifill: yet so often when we talk about women's issues we're talking about reproductive and health issues. i wonder, attorney general harris, whether the todd akin comments about "legitimate rape" and the debate about that in the republican party, that in some ways was a god send to democrats even though it took your eye off of the economy as an issue >> well, you know, i'm a career prosecutor so the idea that someone would refer to a "legitimate rape" is quite offensive. if not shocking. and i think it highlight what is we need still to do to educate people about crimes against women in violence and the need to take it seriously and that we encourage victims to come forward. often women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are reluctant to
FOX News
Sep 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
on the best of the moments. >> and best selling author said bill clinton could steal obama's thunder. ladies and gentlemenn, governor mike huckabee. hello, everybody. thank you, thank you very much. great crowd here today in new york. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studio in new york city. having returned from the republican national convention in tampa. i have thoughts. for one thing. that magic moment with clintt eastwood. pretty spectacular really. we have tried to get president obama on this show for years and he's turned us down every time. now it is easy. we just bring the chair out. [applause] maybe if i have the chair he will magically appear just like harry reid's imaginary friends appear from time to time. we didn't miss losing that first night of the convention which was cancelled because of the possibility of bad weather. it was a tough but appropriate call given the weather forecast. by the way, the three networks were covering only one hour anyway. if there was a session viewers on cable would have been stuck watching hawaii 50 reruns. going forward.
FOX News
Sep 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
this holiday to celebrate america's workers president obama finds himself in a struck to convince laborers that he deserves a second term. it seems some in his own party need convincing on one important question. chief white house correspondent ed henry is travelling with the president in new orleans. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama top allies are damned if they say yes and damned if they say no to this fundamental question hanging over the democratic national conventio convention. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that is not the question of this election. the question without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before george bush brought us the bush job losses, the bush recession, the bush deficit. >> reporter: after republican mitt romney campaign pounced on that, today, governor martin o'malley did a 180. >> we are clearly better off as country because we're now creating jobs rather than losing them. we have not recovered all that we lost. >> reporter: the problem compounded by the fact two top a
Current
Sep 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
that president obama had with the republicans. look at the contempt that john boehner had towards president obama. >> the only thing about the differences between the president and myself is i'm here smoking, drinking, here's the president of the united states drinking iced tea and champing on nicorettes. >> he's making fun of the president for drinking iced tea. what a weird weird set of circumstances and those are the guys you're supposed to be negotiating with? i can't wait to go off on that story. we have an exclusive with don the former governor of alabama about to go to jail, railroaded by karl rove. karl rove blamed them for it. >> i'm his daughter. i just wanted to meet you and say -- he cut me off right away and said tell your dad not to use my name to make money. >> crazy. all right. it's a big show, and it's go time. >> all right. it is the anniversary of 9/11 and i got a warning for you guys, i'm about to get angry about this story. it's about the negligence of the bush administration and what they did not do to prevent that attack. of course, president obama, of cours
FOX Business
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. president obama will accept the democratic party's nomination. one question is whether clinton help him or harm him. nearly four years after running on a program of open change and yes, we can, the tone sounds more like nobody could have. while absolving president obama, the president's acceptance speech is expected to post this on promises kept. tonight will, we'll take a look at some promises broken. we will take this up with the republican national committee director sean spicer, ed rollins and joe trippi. and president clinton delivering a rousing speech last night in the current president's defense. but where his facts worthy of being called facts? we will look at tonight choctaw. the top story tonight from the president's campaign team releasing a preview of tonight's acceptance speech in title promises kept, the video highlighting the president considers his achievements since taking office in 2009. >> because of an economy markets, like this, laster and we should do is raise taxes. >> arrigo lou: it is a series of massive tax increases. the penalty of not having health insurance ta
PBS
Sep 6, 2012 12:00am EDT
he will do is spend his time talking about the challenges that president obama faced, the way he responded to them, why those were the right choices for the american people and why we need to stick with an economic program that builds on again what he tried to do in office with success and i think what president obama is trying to do equally. we haven't felt it as much as we need to but i think it will build success. >> charlie, let's think about four years ago today. 4 years ago today bill clinton was a con troa verse yal and i would say somewhat discredited figure within the democratic party. difficult primary struggle between barack obama and hillary clinton. there was really animosity between the obama camp and clinton camp and he was not a happy person at that time, at least he wasn't meap politically. you talk about resilience. you talk about -- i mean this is remarkable. he really was down and four years later he is critical, he's a validate tor for barack obama. let's go back tor where i was. republicans weren't quite as generous in the '90s in their support for bill clin
FOX News
Sep 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
today than we were four years ago when president obama was elected? >> absolutely. >> on the eve of the democratic national convention, president obama's team struggles with its message. but why are they fumbling over such a simple question. we'll have a report. >> despite all the challenges that we face in this new century, we saw three straight days of an agenda out of the last century it was a rerun. >> president obama taking aim at the g.o.p. agenda saying it's stuck in the past. but is this an effective strategy? we will debate it? >> you might as well watched it on black and white tv put some rabbit ears on there. >> and the reason that you lost, maybe i didn't run a good enough campaign. maybe i wasn't strong enough. john mccain enters the no spin zone to talk about the personal toll of a presidential campaign. what it's like running against president obama and his relationship with sarah palin. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. hi, i'm monica crowley in for bill o'reilly. thanks so much for watching us tonight. let's get right it
CBS
Sep 8, 2012 7:30pm EDT
supporters to give the obama-biden ticket a second chance. did president obama succeed in that, pat? >> no, he did not, john. they had a terrific condition, it was lively, more exciting than the republican convention. you had some terrific speeches. kerry was excellent, the first lady was excellent, bubba was excellent. ms. grandholme, i don't know what happened to her, but she was exciting. but the president of the united states was stable, he was flat, he was repetitive. it's the same thing we've been hearing over and over again, and i think it was a real let- down at the end of the convention, and i think that has given quite frankly the republicans another chance, really, to turn this thing around and win this thing. so i think he could have closed the sale, the president could have, if it had been a tremendous speech and a program in there and something to look forward to but it was the same old speech. >> you think he was melancholy? >> you know, john, i don't know what it was, but he started off, and i just said this is boring. this is not the barack obama that you know -- he
PBS
Sep 15, 2012 12:30pm PDT
uprising. but john, what this shows is the total collapse or approaching collapse of the entire obama policy of looking on the arab spring as a great glorious opportunity, we have helped liberate the libyans the egyptians, yemen, and we find our embassies in these cases as of friday, under attack. what happened is when the arab spring came along it liberated a lot of fores, ethnic national liz im, antiamericannism, all these forces, john. and the united states of america, there is a real dichotomy between the two of us, how do you get along when you can do a film, a video in los angeles that insults the prophet, something done in a basement, and it can set the entire region aflame against the united states? i think we have to look at our entire policy. >> eleanor? >> the implication is president obama could have somehow prevented these uprisings and i think that is a false assumption and some of the antiamerican sentiment that you see in egypt is because they think the u.s. policy was far too long on the side of mubarak and repression. they don't look at us as great liberate tores and
FOX News
Sep 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
obama gets set to make his case for four more years, our panel previews next week's democratic convention in charlotte. ♪ president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. (cheer (cheers) >> welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. republican presidential nominee mitt romney bringing down the house with that line in tampa thursday night. there's no question it was the most important speech of his career, how did he do and what did it tell about the campaign to come. let's welcome the wall street journal columnist, dan henninger, dorothy rabinowitz, kim strassel. dan one of the main goals of the convention to improve the image of mitt romney with independent voters, undecided voters. did they accomplish that? >> they most personal accomplished that, they have proven, i think, with all of the testimonials from people that mitt romney is a good person, a great guy, and even a caring businessman. now, this is a political event. so, why did they spend so much time doing that? they di
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2012 1:00am EDT
that got us into an historic level mess when president obama took over and the things we need to do to dig out and move forward together. >> what was the feeling inside the room with president clinton puzzle speech? >> electric. everybody was excited to have someone explain what has actually been going on as opposed to listening to eight regurgitated smokescreen of rhetoric -- to a regurgitated smokescreen of rhetoric -- of rhetoric. people ask me what i do with these credentials of what i heard was that they will be asked to another event in the future so they can use them and say -- see the president's speech. >> the important thing is that people around the country hear the president tomorrow. it is likely to be in the building but the main thing is for him to make the case to the american people and explain that a lot of what is being said is absolutely wrong and that he has us on a course where we can recover from the economic downturn and get people in this country an opportunity to regret let me turn to a first-time delegate. -- opportunity. >> let me turn to a first-time del
Univision
Sep 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
romney dio a conocer el lado humano de su esposo y michelle obama habla de por qué su esposo sería un buen pistola presidente otra vez, tenemos la nf información >>> nancy pelossi es de las mujeres más poderosas de estados unidos, en una entrevista con maría elena salinas explica por qué el presidente barack obama no pudo presentar una reforma migratoria el priemr año >>> el alcalde de la ciudad de méxico, no es el mismo que enrique peña nieto. >>> aquí en el programa tenemos el anuncio que no dejaron pasar por la televisión de venezuela, hablamos con freddy guevara, el joven detrás de la controversia, comenzamos ♪. >>> vamos al punto con jorge ramos ♪. >>> vamos al punto, es la semana que el presidente barack obama y los demócratas pidieron una segunda oportunidad, por problemas con el clima el presidente barack obama no habló en un estadio con más de 70 mil personas, pero lo hizo en charlotte carolina del norte, donde explicó por qué quiere ser presidene hasta el 2016. >>> ahora no pretendo dar a entender que la ruta es fácil, nunca lo he hecho, a ustedes no m
FOX Business
Sep 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
people? >> obama's says the rate things but specifically not reading marijuana medical facilities. what about perpetual war? will be continued the unsustainable that? just spoke libertarian the one time. >> and don't know the libertarian party likes that very much. [laughter] john: they q4 been there with the politicians. so i don't have to. >> thank you, john. john: we will do was show on third parties and you can learn more about president gary johnson would do. what about the republican war on women? john: wall comeback to the post democratic convention in the coverage. what three people faint of what do they hundred -- to what they heard? we have mark meckler, hadley and mark glesby. kennedy talked about being pro-choice but why is that just abortion? is that all women care about >> i cannot look up to see our economy is crumbling and unemployment rate. >> but stick to choice. >> they use the word but we heard euphemisms for women to decide that choice they just say abortion because any other will be dictated through the government with the health care system. obama is a huge
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
culmination of the democratic national convention, president obama will tell the american people why they should give him four more years. we'll take a look at what he needs to accomplish with his speech tonight and convention floor chaos, a last minute change in the platform to add a mention of god and jerusalem as the capital of israel and after president obama intervenes and how did that happen? we'll ask the dnc boss herself, debbie wasserman results will be our guest and new york mayor cory booker and emergennew jers mayor. he is an obama deputy campaign manager and stephanie cutter will be with us, a political activist will i am will be with us and flo ri da will join us and starting point begins right now. >>> welcome, everyone. the team this morning is dana bash, a senior congressional correspondent and chris van hollen, we have never met in person. we have only done it via satellite. nice to have you with us. margaret hoover is with us, former white house appointee in the bush administration and ryan at the end again. we really do, washington correspondent for the new yorker. i s
FOX News
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
last night and tonight is keep the gender gap moving. this is -- last night with michelle obama and tonight's speakers have been clearly trying to continue to push romney and tonight particularly with sandra fluke, to push romney to push him to the extremes on cant rasept whereon and social issues that affect women. right now, that's working for obama. you know, people like to take about, well, there is a gap with men, that romney leads on. but i think the obama people figured out, they can keep the gap with women and hispanics and to keep forcing that out. don't let romney close it, which they may have been worried about, with the ann romney speech. i think some of this is a reaction to that. >> you point out, the man we saw on stage, jim sin gel, speaking about business and the way forward. brit, tonight, we have elizabeth warren, the senate candidate in massachusetts and then leading in to president clinton. what do you expect from both speeches? >> well, elizabeth warren's speech has been... put out. i have seen it. i don't think it will surprise anyone. she, like sandra fluke,
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> it begins with re-electing barack obama. >> it begins with you. >> with your help we will keep moving forward. >> we must work like never before. >> campaign 2012, the democratic national convention, from charlotte, north carolina, here is scott pelley. >> good evening. the contest for the white house is tied. can the democrats make a case that will swing the race? >> tonight is an opportunity so they are bringing in their heavy hitter, bill clinton, the first and last democratic president since fdr to be elected to two full terms. >> mr. clinton will put barack obama's name in nomination with his speech tonight. the first time one president has done that for another. maybe that will take the democrats minds off the rain on their parade. this was to be the scene of president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow, the home of the carolina panthers, they were, there were going to be 65,000 people and fireworks, but now the forecast is for thunderstorms and the event is being moved back here to this much smaller arena. >> the president arrived in charlotte this afternoon but his trip from w
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
in 2008, an israeli towns along the gaza border besieged by constant rocket attacks, president obama sopa himself the terrible toll terrorism takes on israelis. that is why he secure the funds to deploy the iron dome and the rockford defense system which has already saved countless israeli lives, and under president obama, the u.s. and israel are firmly committed to stopping one of that gravest threats to international security, iran pose the quest for nuclear weapons. quest for nuclear weapons. he has specifically stated that an iranian nuclear weapon is unacceptable and he will employ u.s. power, economic, intelligence, and military, to prevent, not contain, a nuclear iran. did to the president's strong leadership, iran is more isolated than ever. he has marshaled the international community to oppose the most crippling sanctions in his st. -- to impose the most crippling sanctions in history. iran's's oil exports have plummeted, and its currency value has been slashed in half. not only has it stood up to iran, president obama has also bravely stood up for israel in the internation
PBS
Sep 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
both campaigns are trying to make the case. president obama is trying to say i'll create more jobs if i'm reelected and mitt romney is saying change course. >> reporter: we heard from a few folks on the listen to me project on what the most important issue was. here are voices from north carolina talking about jobs and economy. >> i think by far the most important issue is the economy. i think it with would turn around if there were more cooperation in washington. >> a lot of people don't have jobs and are losing their jobs and after being -- you know -- at jobs for years and they are shipping jobs overseas and everything like thank when we look at the unemployment -- everything like that. >> reporter: when we look at the map it's evenly distributed across the state. >> it's pretty bad every year. it's industries prevalent but declining over the last deck caismed when you look at the research try angle, technology companies moving in, people moving from other states that's one of areas where it's stronger. that's where the campaigns are focusing energy because we have more affluent vo
Comedy Central
Sep 4, 2012 12:35pm PDT
the muscle and bone and sin new to barack obama, the son of a black man from kenya and white from kansas. captioning sponsored by comedy central captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org invesco >> tonight, from the mile-high city, it's the democratic national convention. guess who's coming to denver. starring barack obama. the delegation from party town. and so many dreams to crush, we had to build a stadium. captioning sponsored by comedy central ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: thank you very much. we're delighted to be here. thank you so much. thank you to the center for the performing arts at the university of denver being kind to us all week long and we've learned something about colorado that i want to share with you, there is absolutely no middle ground in this state. we were either a rapture-awaiting promise keeper. or you drive a car that runs on gorp. next week, of course, we'll be at a much lower altitude in st. paul, minnesota, covering the republican convention. obviously, so much more oxygen and yet somehow even harder to breathe. invesco field, 84,000
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
>> author david maraniss and his book, barack obama, the story. .. to discuss his latest book barack obama the story and then take your calls, e-mails and tweets. >> david maraniss you write in barack obama the story that no life could have been more the product of randomness than that of barack obama. >> guest: it's the whole world coming together accidentally in honolulu, hawaii in 1950. a father that happens to become ill from kenya because he rads a story that describes the university of hawaii as a great place because its diversity, and a mother that has a father with a wanderlust that is never satisfied the and he ends up selling furniture than the meat in the russian class and here comes barack obama who emerges as a whole global treen amex systems until he becomes president of the united states. >> host: >> guest: in butler county is where obama's mother grew up and natalie and the rest of the store in topeka which is the state capital because he lived there for a short time. his father, the president's great grandfather was an auto repair man and a great-grandmother w
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 3:00am EDT
, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. now, i -- i, i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and, i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. now, folks,n tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk. oh, about how the president and the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise and individual initiative. how we want everybody to depend on the government. how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative, its alternative universe says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairman that the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but, as strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it. with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly shared
PBS
Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
would be easily. >> this week on "inside washington," president obama makes his case for a second act. >> yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is long work, but we travel it to other. we don't turn back, we leave no one behind. >> for barack, as is not about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. >> on day one, they came after women's health and they have not let up since. >> and the big dog is back. >> we simply cannot afford to give up the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i don't want to bore you with numbers, but i will stop there. as of friday morning, the real clear politics averages were president obama, 46.7%, mitt romney, 46.7%. they are statistically tied in many of the battle ground states as well. 2/3 of the american people think the country is headed in the wrong direction. we learned that the jobless rate is down
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama's programs? all of them. mitt romney said last night he truly wished obama would have succeeded. i liked the sound of that, but how did that assertion square with romney's own personal decision to run against and plan to defeat president obama long before the president, this president, even took the oath of office. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. the "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" live from indianapolis. 67 days until the 2012 election and the fact free republican convention is all history now. and after three days of nonstop lies, tonight, i'm going to set the record straight. what is the truth? this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> unlike president obama, i will not raise taxes on the middle class of america. i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. i will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. president obama began his presidency with an apology tour. >> the truth takes a beating in tampa. as the republican convention ends with another flurry of lies. will the romn
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
state of florida today. he attended a rally earlier arguing that president obama has had enough time to get the economy back on track and that he hasn't done it. >> when he came in, he came with one party rule. president obama and his party controlled everything. the obama economic agenda did not fail because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> today we learned who congressman ryan's debate practice partner will be. there he is right there, ted olson, former solicitor general under george w. bush, he will be playing the role of vice president biden in mock debates. congressman ryan and vice president biden will face off one time. starting next week, they will receive regular intelligence briefings from national security officials in the obama administration. and the obama campaign is out with a new ad today, its spoons to governor romney who has been asking americans if they are better off now than they were four years ago. >> here's where we are today. 30 months of private sector job growth creating 4.6 million new jobs. we're not there get, but the real question is
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
american. >> and -- >> no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. >> and this tweet, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt. and then last night -- >> he's not a real president. >> tonight on "hardball" we show you the true ugly campaign being run against the president. even in the face of this ugly attack, there are two big new poll numbers running in his direction. we give them to you tonight. let's check the hardball scoreboard. according to a "new york times"/cbs/quinnipiac poll, obama leads romney by ten points. down in florida, the president's lead in the poll is nine, 53-44. the president looks to be opening up a big lead now, even in the face of this coordinated attack from the right. with me now are mother jones bureau chief and msnbc political contributor david corn and cynthia tucker. i want to talk about the good news for the obama team right now. cynthia, why do you think -- take a minute here -- despite this ugly campaign i've just pointed out in its pattern, its thread, what they are doing to try to delegitimize this president, why is he doing well in the
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
today. "the washington post" putting out new numbers showing president obama ahead by eight points in iowa and four points in florida. while the swing state map is inatre mbody is wahi the because that's where you wrap up the ves that allow you to win the election, there's new national polling now for what it's worth. there's newolling eve day. the republican leaning poll is out with their new national numbs today. their national tracking poll point nationally. the gallup traing poll putng president obama up by three points today nationally. that's in big pre pee hagon in the presidential race. for an even bigger picture perspective on those national numbers, i should point out to you that of the last 20 national presidential polls, of the 20 nation polls taken in the month of septr,rygl onfhose it 20 polls shows president obama winning nationally. the range varies from one point up to eight points in some other polls. but 20 straight national polls showg president obama ahead. that's what you call a tren no wernoatnd i depressing to republicans or whether it fires them up to try to d
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
young people. first lady michelle obama will be front and center tonight. and as will san antonio mayor castro. who gives the big keynote address, democrats are proud of that your policies. and what they believe in will be demonstrated on stage. last week, republicans tried to hide what they were really about. just look at this. 55 prime time speeches, not a single one, not one, included the words tea party. all those unpopular extreme republicans, gop decided to keep them out of the public eye. guess that tea was little too strong for swing voters around the country. let's remember the most conservative platform in history. you know, that one that didn't represent their nominee. >> this is the platform of the republican part. it is not the platform of mitt romney. >> yeah. he's just the head of the party. but this week is different. forget the caricature of the president and his policies. at his convention, democrats will set the record straight. >> they spend a lot of time talking about me but didn't spend a lot of time talking about you. basically they said first of all, everyt
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
information -- immigration reform, and for those of us that followed that, barack obama voted for poison-pill amendments the coalition did not support, that john mccain/kennedy did not support, yet when it came to the election, john mccain did horrible with latino voters and felt abandoned by the group he felt he had been fighting for, and probably one of the most negative eds their opinion 2008 was a spanish language and then try to link john mccain to the use of rush limbaugh, not even fairly taken -- taking the views of rush limbaugh into context, and he hates the john mccain, but he abandoned immigration reform after the election, and frankly, just talking about the principles, how could you blame him? >> i would say his party abandoned him. we saw in the primaries leading up to the nomination, you had rudy guiliani trying to outdo each other in terms of extreme rhetoric that was anti-locking all. it was a weight that he could not overcome as he was headed into the nomination and he realized he could not fulfil the positions he had taken early on and had no choice. i think this is a refle
CNN
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> this is cnn. >> president obama is a tough leader who gets results for the american public. >> the democrats are kicking off their big party here in charlotte, three days aimed at winning four more years in the white house. >> president barack obama better than anyone, his wife. >>> in the heart of the new south, the presidential race refs up. this is where democrats are cheering on the president, and his quest to serve a second term. >> four more years! >> this is where barack obama will try to recapture the magic of a victory that builds hopes and broke barriers. >> if you'll stand with me, like you did in 2008, we will win this election! >> in charlotte tonight, democrats make their case. face their challenge. and defend the white house record under attack. >> he is intellectually exhausted. >> he has been president for three years and talk is cheap. >> governor romney wants to rebeal obama care. >> this commander in chief must drive home his successes, overcome his setbacks and rally his base with a campaign partner who is spirited and unscripted. >> i got a little bump
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